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Tuesday March 19, 2019

New bills result from troubling measles outbreaks

Alarmed by what is now by far the largest measles outbreak in the country this school year, and inspired by a young man who got himself vaccinated as soon as he was legally able, legislators in New York State are considering bills to enable more vaccinations for kids.

Tuesday March 12, 2019

This vaccine-preventable disease put a 6-year-old boy through agony

The most recent vaccination news has been about a disease that isn’t even contagious -– in other words, one person can’t catch it from another. Unlike with many other diseases, getting this infection once doesn’t mean people are immune in the future. Before the vaccine was developed, the disease, caused by bacterial spores, killed 472 Americans a year; now the number is four. Have you guessed yet?

Monday March 4, 2019

Helpful news on International HPV Awareness Day

Here are a couple of sobering statistics for International HPV Awareness Day today: According to the International Papillomavirus Society, about 90 percent of cervical cancer cases are HPV-related and every 2 seconds a woman dies of cervical cancer.

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